Hi, I want to make a batch soap using a full fat cream frozen slushy in my lye. Just wondering if you usually superfat at 0% because of the fats in the cream?
My other oils will be
Tallow, olive, shea butter, coconut and castor. Normally I would superfat at 4 or 5%
I'm still new at this but I have had no problems like this at all. I think you lye to water ratio is too strong. You said you're using 1 part lye to 1 part water?
Brambleberry calculator uses 1 part lye to 2.4 parts water for a 5% superfat recipe.
I could be wrong but my gut is saying you need...
I don't understand as a beginner, why don't you just use other peoples recipes, there are literally hundreds of them online. Once you have made quite a few successful soaps and understand the process better then go onto trying your own recipes.
Just a thought, as it seems like diving in the deep...
So I asked hubby what smelling soap he would like me to make him and he replied something that smells like the old norsca fresh green soap from the 80 s or 90s?
I've never used it, just wondering if anyone knows what EOs or fragrances would be in that?
The book is Called 'Milk Soapmaking' by Anne L Watson.
It talks about making your milk soap whiter by using titanium dioxide, which
" might give you a prettier soap when adding colorants, but there's a tradeoff:
titanium dioxide reduces lather and moisturizing significantly".
I read in my soap book that titanium dioxide can make your soap less moisturising. Has anyone found this to be true? I'm wanting to use some in my next soap but wondering if I should superfat a little more to compensate or not?
I think I might go your way with the simple softer soap reciepe just add in a few bits of citrus peel and my essential oil and that's it then!
Just want to ask how soft on the scale should I go. I'm use to trying to make harder bars for myself for the shower.
Interesting! I was interested in fels-Naptha because of all the orange and citrus in it. I know people who own a dry cleaner and they say they use an orange shower cleaner on stains and works wonders, but it has to be orange. I've never actually used fels-Naptha. I don't think they have it over...
I have to admit I'm still tempted with the laundry washing soap. I guess I won't know if it works until I actually try it. I read an old post, can't remember who wrote it, but they said they make laundry butter, and as long as you have soft water, the laundry soap works fine.
So, I'm indecisive...
So first I wanted to make a laundry washing soap, but ive read too many horror stories about rings of fat and grime left in the washing machine and then there's a whole blog about people soaking their clothes after years of using handmade laundry soap and the tub being filled with grotty water...
I'm also interested in a doggie soap bar, but I know a lot of people are going to say not to use soap on dogs, due to ph levels of animals skin being different to ours.
I saw a recipe with vinegar place in after trace, wonder if that makes a difference? Anyway I will be interested to see if...